Posted by on February 15, 2021 4:23 pm

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ice storm warning february 15 schuylkill county

National Weather Service has issued an ICE STORM WARNING for Schuylkill County and other areas of Pennsylvania.

The ICE STORM WARNING lasts from now until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Between now and then, forecasters believe this area could get up to 2 inches of snow and sleet before a change over to sleet and freezing rain. Persistent freezing rain could lead to an ice accumulation of between 0.25-0.5 inches.

Ice Storm Warning for Schuylkill County, February 15-16

Although some precipitation has already started to fall on Schuylkill County, the worst of this storm will happen later Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday morning.

The latest National Weather Service forecast for Pottsville times up the storm like this into Tuesday:

  • 3pm-5pm: Intermittent freezing rain and sleet
  • 5pm-10pm: Freezing rain and sleet likely
  • 10pm-3am: Freezing rain
  • 3am-10am: Rain or freezing rain

This latest run of the Euro weather model shows ice accumulations through Pennsylvania before a potential change to plain rain:

euro ice total pennsylvania february 15 ice storm

The latest GFS model shows about one-third the amount of ice accumulated from this storm:

 

GFS model ice storm pennsylvania february 15

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